(Closed) When did you pay for your honeymoon?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are planning to pay for the whole thing, probably about 1 year in advance. We’d book it now but some of the hotels we are staying at does not book this far in advance.

Post # 4
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We already paid for our flights for our Sept. honeymoon. We booked our hotels but only needed to give a credit card to hold the room, they don’t charge us until we arrive. 

Post # 5
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We used Costco Travel.  Half was due at the time of booking~in our case about a year before. The remaining half was due about 60 days before I think.  Can’t remember exactly.  

Post # 6
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We booked our honeymoon about 10 months in advance. We paid all of the deposit and then the rest about 12 weeks before we flew so we were all paid up way before the wedding. I didn’t want to be in any debt on our wedding day! (although I realise this can’t be helped sometimes).


Post # 7
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Minnow:  Flights were paid for 9 months in advance, hotels were paid for about 8 months in advance depending on their requirements because we were going during high tourist season!


I prefer pre-paying because then you have to fork over less at one time and have time to save back up for spending money while you’re there!

Post # 8
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We actually booked through a travel agent and despite everyone telling us we would pay more we ended up with all these upgrades, a free night, and cheaper rates.   Best thing we did; she took care of everything.  We are already pre-booked onto our flights and into our hotel; paperwork is all set; nothing left to do but to enjoy!   We paid for the flights are our deposit and paid for the balance about 2 months ago; getting married in two weeks.   It is an all-inclusive adults only resort called Couples Negril Jamaica; 8 nights cost us (with airfare, taxes, gratuities, airport transfers, tips, a room upgrade) $3,100!  No one believes us when we said it.   Good Luck and Congrats!!!

Post # 9
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We booked on cheapcarribean.com  It was either half or a third due first.  We paid about 5 months before, and then maybe 2 weeks out?

Post # 10
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

we just paid for our whole honeymoon and our honeymoon is in december

Post # 12
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Minnow:  we went to a small resort in Mexico (had an AI option, but didn’t have to do it).  We paid for the hotel upon arrival (we booked it about 5-6 months out) and we obviously paid for the flights when we booked them – which was probably 3-4 months out.

Post # 13
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re booking in August for next June. $400 down then pay whenever we want up to the month before we leave. 

Post # 14
2448 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We put down a deposit, I believe the rest is due several weeks before we leave, per the travel agent.

Post # 15
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am looking right now and it looks like we are going all-inclusive because my husband has never done it and it’s just easier (we’ll be taking lots of excursions though). There was a FABULOUS deal over the weekend on CheapCaribbean.Com for Thanksgiving week (7D/6N) from 11/24-11/30 for $950 pp at the Catalonia Royal Tulum and $850 for the Catalonia Playa Maroma or $1100 at Valentin Secret Imperial (or whatever it was) that we REALLY should have jumped on. Airfare and AI. 

Jump on these deals when you find them y’all…and for everyone asking about whether or not you can do AI with airfare under $2000 in Mexico or the Caribbean during reasonable weather at a decent AI…the answer is yes as long as you keep a sharp eye out. Chances are even better if you are flying from a major airport it seems. 

Post # 16
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We planned our own European adventure and ended up paying kind of all along as we planned, and then a big chunk while we were there.  As we reserved hotels, some required us to pay (though all but one were non-refundable).  When we bought the plane tickets a few months in advance we paid for those.  Even the rental was paid for before we left.

Our honeymoon was about 3 months after our wedding, though.

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